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Old 11-17-2004, 04:10 PM   #1621
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I also don't know what's going on with the AE shocks. I have had AE shocks for years and never had a problem with them but the new TC4 ones blow out all the time. I will be replaceing them with what I think are the best shocks HPI/Tamiya hybrid shocks.

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Old 11-17-2004, 04:20 PM   #1622
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I installed Tamiya Flourine coated TRF shocks after the first night of racing the car. Best shocks out there.
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Old 11-17-2004, 04:46 PM   #1623
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What shocks are you guys blwoing out? The blue kit ones of the FT ones? I race their offroad stuff and have unobtanium shafts with the threaded bodies and never have problems. I use the green slime and replace the orings every few months...


I have no previous experiance with the Tamyia shocks... Why ar ethey better?
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Old 11-17-2004, 05:09 PM   #1624
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Not sure how to search just this thread, I'm sure I saw some posts awhile back about people making swaybars. I just wanted to get some idea's on how to do it.

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Old 11-17-2004, 05:16 PM   #1625
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I have done a pretty cool/interesting spreadsheet of weights of all the carbon v's plastic v's alloy parts, if your interested email me at coxycrc@yahoo.com .

I also agree the toe blocks should be made in plastic, the alloy ones and so heavy to the plastic ones.

I have been using Losi castor blocks in the front mainly to get rid of the slop from the AE ones. The losi ones only need a slight flie to sit them in the arms and there is zero slop. I also take out one of the arm spacers and replace it with a Tamiya 1mm spacer, again zero arm slop with this little bit extra thickness.

I must say the polised hinge pin set is a real good option. Takes out a lot of slop and is way smoother.

The new chassis def makes the car pretty stiff. I think the only thing I can't get yet is the roll bar mounting kits. Not interested in the bars as I make my own, but the mounting gear seems to be the hardest to get.

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to run sway bars on a tc4 you could run tc3 arms by drilling the hole out with a 7/32 drill bit and then you could run the tc3 sway bars on the tc4
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Old 11-17-2004, 06:32 PM   #1628
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You also need to trim the outside camber hole off the chassis braces for the bar it self to clear.
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Old 11-17-2004, 06:33 PM   #1629
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to run sway bars on a tc4 you could run tc3 arms by drilling the hole out with a 7/32 drill bit and then you could run the tc3 sway bars on the tc4
It's actually 7/64, not 7/32. Unfortunatly due to the inability to get option parts, I have already done it.
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Old 11-17-2004, 07:14 PM   #1630
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I have no previous experiance with the Tamyia shocks... Why ar ethey better?

They just are! ok?

They are really smooth. The threads are soooo much finer then the ae shocks. They are a bladder design which makes them easier to get smooth w/ no air.
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Not sure how to search just this thread, I'm sure I saw some posts awhile back about people making swaybars. I just wanted to get some idea's on how to do it.

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Making the swaybars themselves is really pretty easy.

Go to your LHS and they will most prob have a good selection of sizes of piano wire, can't remember the standard TC3/4 bar thickness, should be easy to find out, then buy a length of wire the same size plus one smaller and one bigger.
Then it's as simple as bending the wire with a pair of pliers to match or bending to fit if you haven't got a sway bar
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It's actually 7/64, not 7/32. Unfortunatly due to the inability to get option parts, I have already done it.
thanks for correcting me thats what i ment
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Old 11-17-2004, 08:08 PM   #1633
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Charlie, I was @ my LHS "lookin" through a NTC3 manual, and I did not notice the "grommets" for the bumper anywhere in the instructions....whould you happen to have the part number? I did pick up the RPM bumper, but I didn't think I needed to pick up the upper and lower AE "plastic" pieces from the NTC3 kit (or do I) Aren't the upper bumper pieces fromt eh NTC3 and the TC4 "identicle"???? as for the lower plastic piece, I noticed the the NTC3 piece is where the lower ginge pins mount to, but the lower piece on the TC4 is strictly for the bumper....
The part # for the grommets is 2232, it is also the part # for the AE large plastic front bumper also.
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thanks Charlie O!!!!
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I'm putting my kit together and the damn hinge pins are bent. What junk. Are the TC3 hinge pins the same sizes? I think I may get some lunsford ones.
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